Street School’s Street Party Raises $335K
SUCCESSFUL EVENING: From left, Dana Weber, CEO of Webco Industries and chair of Street Party 2018; Dr. Lori McGinnis-Madland, president and CEO of Street School; and Todd Martin, president of the Street School board of directors enjoyed the Street School evening of success.
Street School’s annual fundraiser held at the Cox Business Center’s Assembly Hall on Feb. 23 raised $335,000. A capacity crowd of more than 400 people were on hand to participate in the live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull and dancing to the music of Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings.
Money raised supports Street School which provides therapeutic counseling and educational support for at-risk students in grades 9 through 12 who want to overcome the odds and become high school graduates.
Event auctioneer Rick Miller and emcee Adam Paluka, a Street School board member, were an energizing duo. A total of eight items were auctioned off that included trips to Ireland and Honduras and a RV getaway compliments of Bob Hurley RV.
The chair of the event was Dana Weber, , Webco Industries.
Top Sponsors included , the Canada Company, the Joseph and Virginia Dibert Foundation, Direct Energy, Ruth Kaiser Nelson Foundation, Air International, Opportune, QuikTrip, Systems, Webco Industries, Williams and the Zarrow Families Foundation.
Street School is committed to addressing the 23 percent of Oklahoma students that drop out of school every year between ninth and twelfth grades. Street School boasts a 90 percent graduation rate.
Street School is located at 11th Street and Yale Avenue in Tulsa, which at one time was the site of Franklin Elementary School.